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The early 1930s was the dawn of the modern airliner. Gone were the lumbering wood-and-fabric biplanes of the 1920s—sleek, all-metal airliners had arrived. While it was not the first modern airliner, this distinction goes to the Boeing Model 247, however, the Douglas DC-3 forged air routes for airlines around the world to become perhaps the most important civil aircraft in history. All totaled, more than 10,000 DC-3s and C-47s were built. Read More ...
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